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Holder: It's Time To Question Stand Your Ground

Holder: It's Time To Question Stand Your Ground

(Orlando, FL)  --  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says it's time to question laws like Florida's Stand Your Ground law.  In a speech at the NAACP convention in Orlando, Holder said such laws, quote, "senselessly expand the concept of self defense." 

He added that such laws try to fix something that was never broken.  He said the laws undermine public safety by removing the traditional requirement that threatened people "retreat" if outside their home.  Holder's statement comes amid outcry over George Zimmerman's acquittal for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida.  

 

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